ByNick Reilly, writer at
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Nick Reilly

That's right, ladies and gentlemen. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been sold early by retailers in the United Arab Emirates, causing many gamers to furiously find any sliver of gameplay footage or storyline information for the new addition to The Witcher series, and CD Projekt Red to furiously shut down any videos, streams or forum posts revealing spoilers for the game.

On a scale from one to werewolf how angry are you?
On a scale from one to werewolf how angry are you?

The action RPG game series of The Witcher is one of the best examples of great storyline, intricate RPG mechanics and an awesome combat system rolled into one amazing ball of sword-swinging, monster slaying, potion making adventure. Gamers follow the story of the witcher, Geralt of Rivia, as he battles men and monster alike across Temeria in order to stop the Salamandra, a bandit group responsible for an attack on the witcher stronghold of Kaer Morhen, and to protect the king of Temeria from a bloodthirsty assassin. With the new addition of The Witcher 3, we continue to follow Geralt of Rivia as he follows the plague of the Wild Hunt, a cavalcade of ghostly riders in the night sky that presaged war, plague and death.

War, monsters, dragons? What's not to love!
War, monsters, dragons? What's not to love!

Originally planned to be released on the 19th of May, some gamers managed to get their hands on The Witcher 3, allowing them to stream the open-world RPG to many eager views. In response, CD Projekt Red, developers of The Witcher series, have locked down threads on their official forums, taking videos down from YouTube, and imploring anyone with an early copy to not post any spoilers. Twitch has also come out to remind everyone that streaming any content that hasn't been released is against their copyright laws.

Although this unintentional early release had CD Projekt Red rushing around to keep everything quiet until the official release, it's safe to say that everyone is still shivering with anticipation to pick up their signature witcher sword, drink a few potions, and kill any shape or form.


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